The Head Pastor of Love Fire Ministry,Godwin Emmanuel,also known as Prophet Speed in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State have been reportedly killed by Gunmen.
The Benin-based pentecostal church was reported to be killed on Sunday along Oko Central road, off Airport road in Benin.
It was also gathered that the cleric founded his church 11 months ago.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Nkombe, could not be reached for comments.
But the spokesman for the church, Festus Edema, said the gunmen had pretended to be pushing a faulty vehicle off the road, and the pastor followed slowly with his own vehicle to allow them push the vehicle safely.
Edema said that the attackers suddenly shot him in the chest and stomach.
He explained, “The man of God stopped for them to pass so that he can have his way. He never knew that they were the people who came to attack him.
“So, that was how they shot him in the chest and the stomach. Being a strong man, he still tried to put the car in reverse.
“And as he was reversing the car, he hit a fence and they came to shoot him at a close range; that silenced him.”
Some members of the church expressed shock and sadness over his death.
One of them, who identified himself simply as Pastor Esquire, said that the cleric’s death had left him devastated.
He said, “When I heard about the news of his death, it was devastating and shocking. It is a painful one, very painful. But God will give us the strength to go through it.”
( Punch Nigeria )